Vulcraft has developed an eight-part series of presentations to supplement your education. You will learn about open web steel joists, joist girders, and steel deck — their advantages, common implementations, tips, tools, and how to specify.
Vulcraft’s Designing Lecture Series was produced by a group of professors and engineering experts including James Fisher, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, Dr. Chris Raebel, PH.D., P.E., SE, Dr. Marc Maguire, PhD, and Dr. Mark Denavit, Ph.D., P.E. James Fisher narrates each video. The series covers useful information not always included in engineering curriculum.
Presented by James M. Fisher, PE, PhD and co-author of Designing with Vulcraft Steel Joists, Joist Girders, Steel Deck.
This module offers an overview of aspects of steel design that students likely haven’t yet encountered in their courses. You will learn about the usage and advantages of steel joists, joist girders, and steel deck, and gain an understanding of load paths in them.
Learn practical design of floor deck, floor joists, and joist girders, and the advantages of each. Understand strength design, fire ratings, vibration, and other considerations. Includes a practical design example incorporating these.
Gain insight from experienced experts on the most important things to keep in mind when designing. You will learn about resources and publications you can use in your work, as well as memorable design quips commonly used in the field.